BRITAIN’S top computing experts are battling Russian hackers in the biggest cyberwar in history over Ukraine, officials revealed last night.
British cyber warriors are engaged in a “geek battle” to protect President Zelensky from devastating attacks on vital databases and infrastructure.
Hidden enemy forces include a hacking group called TURLA — thought to be Putin’s most secretive cyber force — that once targeted Britney Spears’ Instagram account.
They focus on targeting “high value targets” to obtain crucial and compromising information.
Their hacks were uncovered by Allied agents on at least two occasions, dealing a major blow to Russia’s war effort, officials revealed.
Details emerged as Britain pledged a £6million scheme to strengthen Kiev’s cyber defenses – by hiring private contractors.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said: “We are drawing on the UK’s world-leading expertise to support Ukraine’s cyber defences.
“Together we will ensure that the Kremlin is defeated in every respect – on land, in the air and in cyberspace.”
Russian hacker groups, including FSB-affiliated Armageddon and GRU-affiliated ATPU28, aka Fancy Bear, are also targeting Ukraine.
But it’s not just Moscow that is unleashing attacks.
China, Iran and Belarus have also launched digital blitzes since Putin unleashed his bloodbath invasion on February 24.
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